We all have that life-changing event that diverts us from our current plan. Some people its marriage or an opportunity abroad. To others, they change their plans because of sudden death in the family or a life-changing disease, or just like most of us right now, its the Covid19 pandemic lockdown. But for me, its finally having a baby after eight years of married life.
Two months ago, I gave up the company I co-founded and started the journey to be a stay at home dad. This decision just became so timely since the COvid19 lockdown forced almost everyone to be at home. Today I get to stay at home, running my own e-commerce business while also having a part-time job online.
Today I’m going to share with you 6 steps to help you build your online career at home.
First, start with a personal inventory.
- List down your fixed expenses, payments, and needs. Listing your expenses will help you determine how much you should be earning.
- What are your resources at the moment? Do you have a laptop or a desktop computer? Do you have a good connection?
- List down your top 3 strengths. Ask your self this question: What value can I offer to my clients or customers?
If you have experience in writing, you can prepare yourself to apply for writing-related jobs.
If you have skills in Photoshop, video editing, or web design, then you can start to look for such jobs online. You must start your online career according to your skills and strengths so that you will be more confident.
Second, make a plan. Are you going to work as a virtual assistant or a home-based call center agent? Or are you starting a home-based online business? Just remember that no matter how you start, you must start with the skills and the resources that you have.
Either you apply for an online job first while gradually building your online business or start your online business at once. While on the sideline, apply an online job that does not require too much of your time. Remember, your goal is to stay at home and spend more time with your family. It will be ironic that you’re at home, but you don’t have enough time for your family.
Third, work your plan. If it’s a job you’re looking for, begin looking for jobs and send applications to as many agencies as you can. Then set up your work area and set your daily goals. It’s better to have a home office so that you will maintain your productivity at home. Never stop until you get your first goal.
If you are planning to start a free lance work as your staging point to building online career at home, here are some link to help you start.
- Virtual Jobs Philippines
- FILIPINO VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
- FreeLancers In the Philippines (FLIP)https://www.facebook.com/groups/flipph/
- Filipino Freelancer Online Home Based Job (Upwork, Elance, oDesk etc)
- or follow this page:https://www.facebook.com/thefreelancemovement/
You can also do direct to these websites :https://www.upwork.com/, https://www.onlinejobs.ph, https://authenticjobs.com/.For teaching related jobs : https://bizmates.ph/, https://www.acadsoc.ph/ or https://www.51talk.ph/ or you can just google them and don stop until you find the job that you are looking for.
If its online business that your planning to start you can go to Youtube and search for business ideas or get some free Ecommerce , FBads trainings at //www.facebook.com/clickandgrowrichnow/ and https://digitalentrepinoy.com/blog/category/entrepreneurship/https:.
F0urth, you must set your monthly, quarterly and annual goals. Having goals will set your phasing as you progress and work your way up to your financial goals.
Fifth, establish your vision. To help you write a vision for your self, “where will I be three years from now?”. Visualize your vision by writing them down and even printing the pictures of your ideal life that you are building while at home.
Lastly, find a mentor. This is optional, but I added this here because this worked for me. Your mentor can be someone you know that already has what you vision in the future and who is willing to teach you the basic steps. Or, You can get a mentor in the form of an accomplished online guru such as Robert Kiyosaki or follow John Pagulayan’s page. There are a lot of sources out there that you can follow and learn from.
Whatever you do, and however you do it, I hope you succeed in building your income while staying at home. There will be a lot of challenges along the way, but as long as you don’t give up and consistently give your best, that day will come that your future self will thank you for making that step to succeed financially while being close to the very inspiration why you should succeed.